Saturday, October 5, 2019

TROPICAL CYCLONE



MEZCALITOS - This was only our second visit to the very small, attractive town 45-minutes driving time north from centro Vallarta.
Located off highway 200, it is next door to upscale Nuevo Vallarta, where many northerners live full or part-time.  Streets in Mezcalito are cobblestone, houses are mostly cement and well maintained and there are plenty of trees. There is even a small hotel. The clinic took place at Jardin Azul (Blue Garden), a lovely, private event location inside a white-walled compound with small playground, swimming pool and grassy picnic area.  
ESTE SEÑOR TRAJO 5 DE SUS 10 GATOS RESCATADOS EL PRIMER DÍA DE LA CLÍNICA EN MEZCALITOS   - "JARDIN AZUL"·                             Foto:  Linda Stewart



On Wednesday, our first clinic-week day, Dr. Poli was the only vet and managed to spay and neuter twenty-five cats and dogs.  Pet owners included a man who brought in five of his ten young rescue cats.  One of them was apparently blind because the rescuer hadn´t had the money to treat an eye infection when it was a kitten. 
JARDIN AZUL - MEZCALITOS - ÁREA DE CIRUGÍA

Poli also consulted with Luis, a young man from el Tuito  (an hour´s drive north of Vallarta) who had brought in a dog his Belgian Shepherd had come home with.  The young, beautiful dog had an open, raw tumor on its chest and another  one under his healthy looking coat. 
LINDA STEWART CON LUIS,  RESCATADOR Y PERRO HERMOSO CON TUMORES - MEZCALITOS

After an exam, Poli confirmed it was not TVT (transmissible venereal tumor) and recommended a biopsy.  If results are negative for cancer, Dr. Poli will donate surgical removal of the tumors. If positive, no surgery, as tumors will return.  
GATOS EN RECUPERACIÓN - MEZCALITOS


STERILIZATIONS AT MEZCALITOS:  Female dogs - 37; 
Male dogs - 19; Female cats - 41; Male cats - 19  TOTAL:  116

PLUS: 
PREGNANCY TERMINATED FOR 1 DOG WITH 10 FETUSES

DONATIONS AT MEZCALITOS:  1,320 pesos

The clinic in Mezcalitos was made possible by the generous gift of $3,000 US from the Ellen Hunt Floreat Foundation through the Aspen Community Fund.  This donation sponsors 1.68 free clinics.
CLÍNICA EN MEZCALITOS


IXTAPA:  PEACEAnimals has made multiple visits over the past six years to this large, clean and orderly municipality of Vallarta.  
TRAILER DE PEACEANIMALS FRENTE DE LA DELEGACIÓN - PLAZA PRINCIPAL - IXTAPA
Thirty-five minutes drive northeast of centro, passing the large prison, the clinic took place next in an empty, white brick storage facility next to the local government offices (ayutamiento) at the main plaza.
PLAZA PRINCIPAL - IXTAPA - 

  

Josef Kandoll, a favorite photographer in the Banderas Bay area, came with me on Friday.  He was shooting for our updated website, due to be launched this month.  
DR. PACHECO, DR. POLI Y JOSEF KANDOLL W., FOTOGRAFO 
When we arrived shortly after 9 AM, forty-five animals had been registered and the team wasn´t accepting more.


EZEKIEL Y 3 DE SUS 15 PERROS DEL RANCHO
Ezekiel, a foreman with a great smile from a nearby ranch, was there with three of his female dogs. He said the ranch now has fifteen dogs on it, but none of the males are neutered.  Reason:  Ranch isolated and no dogs living nearby.

His tall friend who had brought in three kittens said he had thirty cats at home and was keeping ten of the females unspayed because he "loves cats." 

A man sporting a moustache and goatee and wearing a a green, red and white soccer shirt (Mexico´s colors) brought in his female Pit Bull.  She was two years old had had two litters of ten puppies each. 

CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA - DESPUÉS DE 20 BEBÉS, LA PIT BULL YA ESTERILIZADA

A small woman with no teeth walked up to me, saying, "I would like to talk to you about a problem I have."  She had brought in four dogs and has twenty more rescue dogs at her home.  The problem:  She leaves for Guadalajara the middle of the month, will be gone five days and has no one to feed her dogs.  I asked if some of her neighbors could help.  "No.  They all hate me because of the dogs."
CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA - DR. PACHECO Y DR. ANTHONY

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA - OCTOBER 2-5:

Perros (male dogs) - 24; Perras - (female dogs) -57;
Gatos -(male cats) - 18; Gatas (female cats) - 41

TOTAL:  140

PLUS 1 pregnancy terminated for 1 dog with 5 fetuses and 1 dog with 1 fetus

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA:


The clinic in Ixtapa was partially underwritten (68% = 95) by the 
generous gift of $3,000 US from the Ellen Hunt Floreat Foundation through the Aspen Community Fund.  This amount underwrites the costs of 1.68 clinics, which resulted in a total of 211 cats and dogs sterilized. (Mezcalitos and Ixtapa clinics).  


DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  2,140 pesos (includes a 1,000 peso donation from Jan Lavander)

Del Lehman and Ron Saltarski (visit twice annually from Palm Springs):  1 bag of used tennis balls, 4 new dog leashes, 3 new brushes and 7 bags of dog treats.
CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA - DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN



TROPICAL CYCLONE/HURRICANE NARDA



The tropical cyclone resulted in another hurricane alert. All schools in Vallarta and other areas projected to be affected were ordered closed for September 30 and October 1.
EL PUENTE EN BOCA DESPUÉS DE NARDA - foto_  Brewster Brockmann
 Narda hit the Pacific coast of several states with torrential rains the night of September 30th, causing flooding in different neighborhoods of Puerto Vallarta and destroying the swinging bridge over the río Horcones in Boca de Tomatlán.

The río Cuale, which runs through the heart of town,  overflowed for the first time in fifty years. 


PUERTO VALLARTA DESPUÉS DE NARDA                                                   Foto:  Ric Chamblee


Forty-eight hours later, the Cuale overflowed again. The beach under the bridge where we often take our dogs has completely disappeared.  At the water´s edge at la Rosita beach, I walked past the white skeleton of a large sheep or goat that had been carried down to the bay by the flooded Cuale river.  
PUENTE DEL RÍO CUALE - DESPUÉS DE NARDA, YA NO PLAYA.   VANISHED BEACH AFTER NARDA.





INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol

Sí no está una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.

In 2018, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,792 cats and dogs.

.SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN- RECUPERANDO EN LA CLÍNICA DE IXTAPA
Octubre:

9-12 - IXTAPA (Puerto Vallarta) - CUC (Centro Universitario de la Costa - prescisamente en el área de los laboratorios)  Av. Universidad 203, Delegación Ixtapa
16-19 - Altavela, Nayarit - calle celebes 752 a un costado de Oxo.
23-26 - San Jose, Nayarit
30-31 & Nov. 1& 2 - San Vicente, 


Noviembre

6-9 - Mascota
13-16- Puerto Vallarta (pendiente)
20-23 - Bucerias, Nayarit (Pets for Life)
27-30 - La Peñita, Nayarit (Pets for Life)

Diciembre -

4-7 - San Pancho, Nayarit (Pets for Life)
11-14 - San Juan, Nayarit
18-21 - Tomatlán, Jalisco

INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol

Sí no está una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.


CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA


DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO)   ALL ANIMALS TESTED FOR DISEASE, VACCINATED AND STERILIZED.  CLICK LINK FOR PHOTOS.

(322) 293-3690


 PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO) -   TODOS TIENEN PRUEBAS PARA ENFERMEDADES Y ESTÁN VACUNADOS Y ESTERILIZADOS.  HAZ CLICK EN EL ENLACE PARA FOTOS.

  TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- CALL 911 AND REQUEST GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE);  OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER - (322) 293-3690

 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS TO CLINICS: (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955  PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN  - LLAME  A LA POLICIA - 911 - 
Y PIDE LA PATRULLA VERDE - o marca al albergue  (322) 293 3690
HERMOSOS CACHORRITOS ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA - IXTAPA


LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECCIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955         http://www.peaceanimals.org/


PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR VET TEAM.  has lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day - 4 days a week.  Extra person every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly.  Please advise when you would like to donate. DONATIONS OF LUNCHES MEAN MONEY SAVED FOR CLINIC SUPPLIES.   FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. 

NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS.
PARA AVISAR:  Angela Kelleher - Coordinadora  para Vallarta- kelleher@shaw.ca
Linda Stewart - Coordinadora para Nayarit - hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com

 http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios                            
           
VOLUNTARIA- CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA - MESA DE RECUPERACIÓN PARA PERROS - RECOVERY TABLE


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS.   Please contact Angela Kelleher, coordinator for Puerto Vallarta: kelleher@shaw.ca, or just drop by. For Nayarit, please contact Linda Stewart, coordinator for Nayarit: hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com  

ALSO NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS, PLUS USED TOWELS AND  SHEETS.
CLINICA EN IXTAPA





$$$$$$ COST PER SURGERY WEEK CLINIC (3.5 days) IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD. 

 PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST,  OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.

PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc., a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.  Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or to full name.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. 

Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217    Tel:503 285 4007



PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, EMVZ LESLIE CARATACHEA, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC INC) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  



THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PAST AND CURRENT SPONSORS OF $18,000 US AND MORE.


            


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org  www.peaceanimals.org 
www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com  https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
PEACEANIMALS, A.C.    RFC  PEA140306l12

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Friday, September 27, 2019

LATE RAIN





CENTRO, very close to the beach, is an old Vallarta neighborhood starting just across the street from the malecón (cement "boardwalk").  Happily for those who live and work here, centro has basically remained untouched by development.   Homes,  many built in the 50´s,  are interspersed with high end art galleries and restaurants, most of which were houses in the past.    
CARMEN PORRAS

El Arrayan was the location for the clinic in centro. Claudia Victoria and Carmen Porras, animal activists and rescuers, are owners of el Arrayan, a very popular restaurant in centro.  Serving traditional Mexican cuisine, el Arrayan (pet friendly) has been voted best Mexican restaurant in Vallarta every year since 2004.
PERRA ESPERANDO ESTERILIZACIÓN - EL ARRAYAN - CENTRO

Because parking is difficult in centro, Claudia and Carmen secured special permission from the city for a large space in front of the restaurant for the truck holding clinic supplies. The indoor, patio-like space of Arrayan was roomy and airy for the vet team and volunteers, who were all treated to delicious daily lunches from the Arrayan kitchen.  

Among the volunteers helping out was Sam Nelson from Belgium. 
SAM NELSON Y FRANK OHLY - VOLUNTARIOS- CLÍNICA EN CENTRO
Sam has been working at the LADRA shelter since November and will fly home with two of LADRA´s rescue dogs.  One of them is  from Shakira´s (the rescued Xolo) litter. 






STERILIZATIONS IN CENTRO - SEPTEMBER 11-14:

Male dogs - 22; Female dogs - 39; Male cats - 23; Female cats - 46

TOTAL: 130
DR. PACHECO, EL ARRAYAN - CLÍNICA EN CENTRO

PLUS pregnancies terminated for:

1 dog with 10 fetuses; 1 dog with 9 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses; 1 cat with 4 fetuses - 27 animals not born to suffer.

The clinic in centro was underwritten by a generous grant of $3,000 US. from the Goldrich Family Foundation.  This gift will pay for 1.68 clinics.

EDUCATION PROGRAM: Leslie Caratachea presented to 50  primary students at the 20 de noviembre school in centro.


PLAZA - VALLE DE BANDERAS
VALLE DE BANDERAS - An approximate 50-minute drive northeast from centro Vallarta, this is a small, pretty and immaculately clean town with red, white and green (colors of the Mexican flag) plastic cut-out banners strung across the main street leading up a hill to the plaza. The surrounding area is very rural and currently very green.  The clinic took place in a very large, white cement walled-in field that serves as a government event location.  Some pet owners lined up as early as four o´clock in the morning to insure a space.


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN VALLE DE BANDERAS - SEPTEMBER 18-21
DESPUÉS DE CIRUGÍA - AFTER SURGERY - VALLE DE BANDERAS

Male Dogs - 31; Female Dogs - 62; Male Cats - 14; Female Cats - 16    TOTAL;  123

PLUS pregnancy terminated for 1 cat with 7 fetuses

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN VALLE DE BANDERAS:  
1,820 pesos 


The clinic in Valle de Banderas was partially underwritten by the generous donation of $3,000 USD from the Goldrich Family Foundation, which paid for 1.68 clinics.  Combining 130 cats and dogs sterilized in centro Vallarta and 84 (68%) cats and dogs sterilized in Valle de Banderas, a total of 214 animals were spayed and neutered as a result of this gift.
AFTER SURGERY - DESPUÉS DE ESTERILIZACIÓN - VALLE DE BANDERAS


.
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:

GreaterGood - $1,334 USD
Michael Turner - $50 USD (monthly)




LATE RAINS.  Rainy season in Puerto Vallarta is June to mid-October.  This year, the first rains didn´t arrive until the 26th of June  After a two-week lull, intermittent rains continued throughout summer.  The rains almost always come at night,  after winds begin to blow. Although the seemingly solitary cicada remaining in our garden gave its last electric buzz two weeks ago, rain returned with hurricane Lorena. The hurricane didn´t arrive in Vallarta, but it brought torrential rain last week-end.  Cars seemed to be floating down Francisco Villa, one of the two main streets in and out of town. In the neighboring state of Colima, just a few hours south of Vallarta, 7,400 acres of banana and papaya crops were damaged or destroyed.

Days continue hot and humid,  with temperatures in the low 
90´s and humidity at 84%.  The hottest day ever recorded in Puerto Vallarta was 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 Celsius) in June.  It has been the least amount of rainfall recorded in fifty years. One of the local lagoons was completely dry for the first time in history.  Water was trucked in to save the turtles. 


Early morning on the malecón near the arches, a grinning fisherman holds up a large fish that has just been flung high up into the air by a white crested wave. The fish, much to its surprise, has landed on the wet cement near the man´s fishing rod and plastic bucket.  The equally surprised human walks away with his rod and the fish in the bucket.  Walking with dogs a bit further north on the malecón, a tall,
ESCULTURA DE UNA OLA - MALECÓN (WAVE SCULPTURE)
slender young man with a moustache excitedly shows me a video he just took of turtle hatchlings struggling to extricate themselves from between rocks where the roiling, pale grey-green bay had tossed them. The green patrol - 911 -  is called to rescue.  In the early evening while it is still only sprinkling,  a sultry saxaphone is playing "Besame Mucho" on the malecón. 


A few days later, there is a new sign on our dead-end street in centro.  
LOST IN TRANSLATION




INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol

Sí no está una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.

In 2018, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,792 cats and dogs.

.SCHEDULE/HORARIO:

Octubre:

2-5 - Ixtapa (Puerto Vallarta) - en la delegación - plaza principal
9-12 - IXTAPA (Puerto Vallarta) - CUC (Centro Universitario de la Costa - prescisamente en el área de los laboratorios)  Av. Universidad 203, Delegación Ixtapa
16-19 - Altavela, Nayarit
23-26 - San Jose, Nayarit
30-31 & Nov. 1& 2 - San Vicente, Nayarit

Noviembre

6-9 - Mascota
13-16- Puerto Vallarta (pendiente)
20-23 - Bucerias, Nayarit (Pets for Life)
27-30 - La Peñita, Nayarit (Pets for Life)

Diciembre -

4-7 - San Pancho, Nayarit (Pets for Life)
11-14 - San Juan, Nayarit
18-21 - Tomatlán, Jalisco

INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL: http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol

Sí no está una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.


CLÍNICA EN VALLE DE BANDERAS


PHOTOS OF DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE ALBERGUE (ACOPIO) THE  CITY SHELTER 
(322) 293-3690

FOTOS/NOMBRES/DATOS DE PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL ALBERGUE (ACOPIO) - VEA ARRIBA TODOS TIENEN PRUEBAS PARA ENFERMEDADES Y ESTÁN VACUNADOS Y ESTERILIZADOS. 

  TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- CALL 911 AND REQUEST GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE);  OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER - (322) 293-3690

 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS TO CLINICS: (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955  PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN  - LLAME  A LA POLICIA - 911 - 
Y PIDE LA PATRULLA VERDE - o marca al albergue  (322) 293 3690


LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECCIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955         http://www.peaceanimals.org/


PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR VET TEAM.  has lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day - 4 days a week.  Extra person every Wednesday & Thursday is star volunteer, Frank Ohly. 
 Please advise when you would like to donate. DONATIONS OF LUNCHES MEAN MONEY SAVED FOR CLINIC SUPPLIES.   FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. 

NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS.
PARA AVISAR:  Angela Kelleher - Coordinadora - kelleher@shaw.ca

 http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios                            
           
CLÍNICA EN VALLE DE BANDERAS

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS.   Please contact Angela Keller, coordinator - kelleher@shaw.ca, or just drop by. 

ALSO NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS, PLUS USED TOWELS AND  SHEETS.
SIESTA FOR THREE OF OUR SEVEN RESCUES... PEATIE,  MARGOT AND JUANITA




$$$$$$ COST PER SURGERY WEEK CLINIC (3.5 days) IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD.  PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST,  OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.

PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc., a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.  Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or to full name.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals. 

Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217    Tel:503 285 4007



PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, EMVZ LESLIE CARATACHEA, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO
Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC INC) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  





THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PAST AND CURRENT SPONSORS OF $1,800 US AND MORE:  


            


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org  www.peaceanimals.org 
www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com  https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
PEACEANIMALS, A.C.    RFC  PEA140306l12

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